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Sunday, 24 November 2013

A Peek Into Sophia Meola's Handbag

For most, our handbags are more than just an accessory, although theres no denying they make serious arm candy. Handbags are an extension of who we are, there an object in which we place our prized possessions, or in most cases everything bar the kitchen sink. Rummage through the sea of receipts and loose change (just me?) and you'll find every girls day to day essentials. Continuing with the 'Whats In The Makeup Bag' series (see posts here), iv'e decided to delve into the contents of my favorite bloggers bags and asked them to spill the beans on their handbag must haves. 

First up we have the Beautiful Sophia Meola. Not only does she have a fabulous blog, brimming with beautiful photos and informative reviews, but she also has the most enviable collection of handbags, so I was thrilled when she agreed to reveal the contents of her bag.

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well? This is my first post since turning 21, whoop! I was contacted by the ever so lovely Sophie from 'A Hint of Sparkle' asking me if I would like to take part in a new series on her blog where you can take a peek through some bloggers handbags. I jumped at the chance as I love reading through these type of posts myself and I have actually never done one on my blog before...shock horror it needs to become more of a regular thing haha! Not only that, I thought it was incredibly lovely of Sophie to even consider asking me to be featured on her amazing blog so huge hugs being sent her way! 

I did do a youtube video a few months back about 'Whats's In My Bag?' and I absolutely loved it. I am the type of person that will carry their life in their can see that in the video haha...although I think I didn't do too bad on this occasion :P The bag featured in this post is my brand new Chanel Jumbo which my parents got me for my 21st Birthday, I had literally been hunting this bag down for months and it was sold out everywhere (even when I was in LA) and when my Mum told me the story about how she managed to get me one it was absolutely magical...stay tuned for that when I post about my Birthday really soon! The Jumbo is such a gorgeous, spacious bag and I find I can fit a lot more in this bag compared to the Medium/Large Classic Flap that I also own. 

1. iPhone 5 - 
I literally cannot leave the house without my phone...It's my life and I am constantly making calls, texts, emails and staying active on all my social media sites. I have had an iPhone since they were released and I have never looked back. I currently have a Victorias Secret cover on it that I got whilst I was in LA this summer. 

2. Chanel No.5 Sample - 
I will always have a perfume or sample in my bag and on this occasion I had both. Chanel perfumes in general are my absolute favourite and I have a draw in my beauty room with all of my samples so I enjoy diving through and adding one to my bag every now and again. 

3. Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle - 
This is a brand new lipstick I picked up this week after my training at Chanel. Gabrielle is one of Chanel's most iconic red shades and I did not have a Chanel red in my collection so I had to make it mine. I picked up a few other goodies from the Christmas Collection which you can take a sneak peek of on my Instagram (@SophiaMeola) but I am planning on hauling them soon also. 

4. Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitiser in Vanilla Cupcake - 
I finally have Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitisers in my life after going to LA this summer. I am obsessed with hand sanitisers in general so I make sure to keep one or two in my bag, car and so on and you never know when you might need one. 

5. Victorias Secret Love Spell Perfume - 
Love Spell by Victorias Secret is one of my all time favourite scents by them and I am so glad I picked up the perfume edition this year. Like I said above I always like to bring a perfume of some sort around with me. Most perfumes in general have mega longevity in the formulations but you never know if you might need to top up. 

6. Louis Vuitton Zippy Wallet - 
This is pretty explanatory haha...just like my phone I cannot leave the house without my wallet / purse as you never know when you might need to purchase something (haul something for le blog). 

7. Jewelled Mirror - 
Just in case I need to touch up my makeup throughout the day I make sure to bring a mirror and make sure I still look presentable haha. I love this mirror as it was given to me by my cousins after their vacation to Egypt last year. It has such a luxurious look to it an is such great quality. 

8. EOS Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew - 
Since coming back from LA I added a few more additions to me EOS Lip Balm collection and I am absolutely loving the Honeysuckle Honeydew version. The packaging is so bright and fun and it's the perfect size to throw in your bag on the go. 

9. Chanel Les Beiges - 
This was my setting powder for the day so I wanted to ensure I had it with me just in case for touch ups and so on. This is also quite versatile product as it comes with a mirror in the compact. This is a fabulous powder and it leaves your skin looking healthy and glowy...I am really considering purchasing it in a few other shades so I can use it as a contour shade also. 

10. Extra Fruit Sensations Chewing Gum - 
I picked up a whole load of these chewing gums whilst I was in LA and I am absolutely obsessed with them now so I need to keep them with me at all time haha. It's quite odd as I don't particularly like Watermelon fresh but i'll eat anything Watermelon flavoured...I am an odd ball haha. 

11. VIP Victorias Secret Wallet - 
I got this VIP Victorias Secret Wallet when I met the manager of the Victorias Secret store on New Bond Street. I am obsessed with Victorias Secret in general but it is also handy to keep important business cards in and so makes them look so much prettier haha.

12. Benefit Fake Up Concealer - 
This was my go-to concealer of the day and I am really loving it right now. It is not too chunky in size and fits perfectly in my bag and I do not have to worry about the lid coming off and ruining my bag as I cannot quite fit a makeup bag in this particular handbag. 

13. Peppersmith Peppermints - 
I got these in the Cosmo Blog Awards goodie bag and they are quite yummy. They are a little strong so they are lasting a little longer than usual but they do work haha. 

14. Victorias Secret Love Spell Hand Sanitizer - 
Another hand sanitiser and I Love Spell! I spoke about this in my video on youtube and I think it's absolutely amazing. I have a few left but I am not quite sure if you can get them anymore as I couldn't find them whilst I was in LA this year...I hope they are still available though :( 

15. Light Up Princess Pen - 
I always like to carry a pen around as you never know when you might need one. this absolutely adorable light up princess pen was a little gift from my parents in my birthday goodie bag from them. I love sentimental things that have a meaning behind them. 

So, that is the current contents of my bag! I hope you enjoyed this post and again a huge thank you to the lovely Sophie for asking me to write this post. I would love to know what your handbag necessities are? Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I loveee hearing from you all I make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day! 

Lots of Love

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  1. Oh god i am so in love with that purse!, if i had that purse i would definitely put a lot of stuff in and wear it a lot, i usually just put my phone and stuff in my pockets...even though i have a lot of purses haha, it's just easier here, when i am on vacation i do wear my purses a lot, but here in Norway i hardly use them for some reason.

    i really enjoyed reading this post!, i can't wait for the next purse we get to sneak into!

    1. its a gorgeous bag isn't it!! .. Im glad you enjoyed the post, I hope you enjoy the rest in the series :) xx

  2. Love this! There is also an EOS lip balm in my bag...they are definitely the best (and cutest) lip balms ever ;)

    xx -b.

    1. I totally agree with you!! I would be lost without my EOS lip balm xx

  3. I'm incredibly jealous of your handbag! It's so beautiful

  4. I love these posts, but it does make me feel ashamed about the amount of rubbish in my bag, I literally just throw everything in there and forget about it :/ haha

    Please come check out my latest post if you have time :)

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    1. haha your not alone!! I have a sea of receipts etc in my bag haha xx